Prof. Carmit Tadmor

Coller School of Management
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Prof. Carmit Tadmor
Phone: 03-6408188
Office: Recanati - Business Administration, 433

Short Biography

Carmit Tadmor is currently an associate professor of Organizational Behavior at the Coller School of Management at Tel-Aviv University and is the former Director of the Undergraduate Program of Management. Dr. Tadmor holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley, and a B.A. with a double major in Psychology and the Honors Program from Haifa University. Prior to joining the business school faculty at Tel-Aviv University, she was a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at Harvard Business School and a Graduate Research Fellow at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. 

Prof. Tadmor’s research focuses on understanding the impact of the experience of conflict on psychological and organizational outcomes in an increasingly globalized society. Most notably, she is interested in the effects of multicultural experiences on cognitive functioning and exploring their potential positive and negative implications for organizationally relevant phenomena such as creativity, professional success, and interpersonal functioning. Her research has appeared in peer-reviewed academic journals such as the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Psychological Science, and the Harvard Business Review as well as in media outlets such as The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The New York Times, Time Magazine, Psychology Today, and The Marker (Hebrew). She has also received numerous grants and awards for her research, including Milgat Alon (Israel’s young scholar award), the Marie Curie International Reintegration Grant (IRG), Israeli Science Foundation Grant (ISF), the Academy of Management’s Managerial and Organizational Cognition Division Best Paper Award, and finalist for the Academy of Management’s Carolyn Dexter Best International Paper Award. She has also received numerous awards for her teaching, including Rector’s Excellence in Teaching Award, Dean’s Excellent in Teaching Award, and Rector’s Top 100 teachers at Tel Aviv University.


Fields of Research

Acculturation, multicultural experiences, diversity, cognitive style, professional performance, creativity and innovation, stereotyping and prejudice, expatriation and international management.



Krause, V., Goncalo*, J.A. & Tadmor*, C.T. (2021). Divine Inhibition: Thinking about God Makes Believers Less Creative. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes,164,158-178. *Second-place authorship shared, with order determined alphabetically.


Berger, R., Benatov, J., & Tadmor, C.T. (2021). Gaming for Peace: Virtual contact through cooperative video gaming increases children’s intergroup tolerance in the context of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 92, 1-14.



Cho, J., Tadmor, C.T., & Morris, M.W. (2018). Are all diversity ideologies creatively equal? The diverging consequences of colorblindness, multiculturalism, and polyculturalism. Journal of Cross Cultural Psychology, 49, 1376-1401.


Tadmor, C.T., Hong, Y-y., Chao, M.M., & Cohen, A. (2018). The tolerance benefits of multicultural experiences depend on the perception of available mental resources. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 115, 398-426.


Tadmor, C.T., Berger, R., Brenick, A., Abu-Raiya, H., Benatov, J. (2017). The intergenerational effect of maternal multicultural experience on children’s tolerance: An example from Palestinians and Jews in Israel. Journal of Cross Cultural Psychology, 48, 1342-1348.


Cho, J., Morris, M.W., Slepian, M., & Tadmor, C.T. (2017). Choosing Fusion: The Effects of Diversity Ideologies on Preference for Culturally Mixed Experiences. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 69, 163-171.

Berger, R., Benatov, J., Abu-Raiya, H., & Tadmor, C.T. (2016). Reducing prejudice and promoting positive intergroup attitudes among elementary-school children in the context of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict. Journal of School Psychology, 57, 53-72.


Maddux, W.W., Bivolaru, E., Hafenbrack, A. C., Tadmor, C.T., & Galinsky, A.D. (2014). Expanding opportunities by opening your mind: Multicultural engagement predicts job market success through longitudinal increases in integrative complexity. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 5, 608-615.


Tadmor, C.T., Chao, M.M., Hong, Y-y., & Polzer, J.T. (2013). Not just for stereotyping anymore: Racial essentialism reduces domain-general creativity. Psychological Science, 24, 99-105.


Tadmor, C.T., Hong, Y-y., Chao, M.M., Wiruchnipawan, F., & Wang, W. (2012). Multicultural experiences reduce intergroup bias through epistemic unfreezing. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 103, 750-772.


Tadmor, C.T., Galinsky, A.D., & Maddux, W.W. (2012). Getting the most out of living abroad: Biculturalism and integrative complexity as key drivers of creative and professional success. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 103, 520-542.


Tadmor, C.T., Satterstrom, P., Jang, S., & Polzer, J.T. (2012). Beyond individual creativity: The superadditive benefits of multicultural experience for collective creativity in culturally diverse teams. Journal of Cross Cultural Psychology, 43, 384-392.


Maddux, W.W., Galinsky, A.D., & Tadmor, C.T. (2010). Be a better manager: Live abroad. Harvard Business Review, 88, 24-24.


Tadmor C.T., Tetlock, P.E., & Peng, K. (2009). Biculturalism and integrative complexity: Testing the Acculturation Complexity Model. Journal of Cross Cultural Psychology, 40, 105-139.


Tadmor, C.T., & Tetlock, P.E. (2006). Biculturalism: A model of the effects of second-culture exposure on acculturation and integrative complexity. Journal of Cross Cultural Psychology, 37, 173-190.


Roberts, K.H., & Tadmor, C.T. (2002). Lessons learned from non-medical industries: The tragedy of the USS Greeneville. Quality and Safety in Health Care, 11, 355-357.

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